I was walking the dogs in the rain the other day (one of those things that have to be done regardless of the weather). They will have to go out several times today too, and we have our first snow of the year. If you’ve ever had to do this or handle other outdoor responsibilities in the Fall or Winter, you know the terrible consequences of poor footwear. I personally hate soggy socks and cold feet. That squishy, squashy feeling while walking drives me up a wall. I’ll do just about anything to avoid wet socks and feet. That doesn’t mean, however, that I’ll avoid going out in the snow and rain. That doesn’t bother me at all. Why not? Because I come prepared for boot weather.
I love boot weather. I don’t love the cold rain or nasty slush in the street or freezing temps. But there is something so satisfying about trudging through your muddy backyard or puddles on the city streets knowing your feet will still stay warm and dry. Boots are like a protective shell for your feet, impervious to whatever Mother Nature can throw at you. Basically, boots turn your feet into superheroes. Another great characteristic of a quality pair of boots is that, as long as you take care of them, they will last. So, invest in a great pair of boots this year, and reap the benefits for years to come.
While it may be a bit overwhelming, your first stop for boots needs to be Zappos. With over three thousand boots available, you are sure to find something to fit your style! For boots with a more traditional, British flair, take a look at either Hunter or Dubarry. After almost two hundred fifty years of boot-making between them, these two companies make boots capable of withstanding anything you feet will face. And, of course, any list of winter boots wouldn’t complete without those classic, preppy boots from L. L. Bean. These boots have personally seen me through the last several record-breaking Winters in the Northeast, and I’m looking forward to years to come in them.
Keeping your feet dry and warm in the Winter doesn’t mean you have to wear the moon boots you grew up with. Try some of these lined, waterproof leather options for a much more stylish look this year.
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